Learning digital skills
Services on offer at libraries to help build digital skills
I.T. and ME
I.T. & ME sessions take place in Stirling Council Libraries and are led by volunteers who help people solve basic I.T. problems, learn more about using digital devices and learning new digital skills.
The sessions are very informal and are completely free and you don’t need to learn everything at once. You can take small steps and learn at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere.
Digital devices such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and PCs are changing the way people access information, keep in touch with one another and learn new things.
Depending on your interests, hobbies and what you use your device for, I.T. & ME can do something for you.
Comparing prices so you can save money on bills such as energy and insurance.
Setting up email, browsing the internet and downloading apps
Online banking where you can check your balance or transfer money between accounts.
Online shopping where you can find the best prices.
Access free digital services such as eBooks, online newspapers and Theory Test Pro.
Staying in touch
The internet is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family all over the world.
Setting up email will allow you to communicate with family and friends
Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) provides ways for you to share ideas, information, videos and photos in online communities.
Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp and Zoom allow people to video call one another for free across the world.
Learning new things
You can search for and find information online to help you learn something new
- Find new recipes
- Watch tutorial videos
- Research family history
- Join an online course
For more information please contact Heather Walsh (Digital Volunteer Co-ordinator)
Phone: 01786 237542
Booking an appointment
To find out more about I.T. & ME sessions in your local branch, or to book an appointment please contact:
- Cambusbarron – 01786 473873
- Dunblane – 01786 823125
- Fallin – 01786 812492
- Killin – 01567 820571
- Callander – 01877 331544
- Plean – 01786 816319
- Doune – 01786 841732
- Balfron – 01360 440407
- St Ninians – 01786 472069
- Strathblane – 01360 770737
- Central – 01786 237760
- Drymen – 01360 660751
- Bannockburn – 01786 812286
- Bridge of Allan – 01786 833680
Session days and times will vary from branch to branch with appointment times fixed to suit your needs.
About Work I.T.
Work I.T. sessions take place in Stirling Council Libraries to help people who are looking for work, learn and develop new digital skills.
Participants meet with the Digital Inclusion Officer in their nearest local library for 1-2-1 appointments. These sessions usually last one hour and are very informal. You can learn at your own pace and we can work on specific areas that you would like help with.
The Digital Inclusion Officer can help with tasks such as creating a CV, navigating a Universal Credit account or online job searching.
People now have to apply for and manage their Universal Credit claim online. Our libraries provide free use of PCs, internet access and WiFi. We can help equip you with basic I.T. skills allowing you to confidently access your Universal Credit account.
There are a wide range of websites that allow you to search for vacancies and provide useful advice on how to create CVs, prepare for interviews or write cover letters. We can show you some of the best resources that are available to help carry out your job search.
We can help you create and update your CV. Once completed, you can upload your CV to your Universal Credit account, job search websites or send it as an email attachment to potential employers.
For more information or to book an appointment please contact Angela Short (Digital Inclusion Officer)
Phone: 01786 237547
Do you need a device to get online?
Stirling Council Libraries along with our partners, Connecting Scotland, now have an exciting, new project where you can borrow a Samsung Galaxy A8 tablet and MiFi completely free of charge.